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Chronic diseases such as such as heart disease and diabetes are common among older adults. In fact, many older adults have more than one chronic disease -- in other words, chronic diseases often "co-occur" in older people. Like chronic diseases, "geriatric syndromes" are very common among … more
Hospitalizations can be very difficult for nursing home residents. They can be upsetting and uncomfortable, and can increase risks of medical complications. Spending a lot of time in a hospital bed can result in loss of strength, which can leave an older person more likely to fall. Older adults may … more
Delirium is sudden and serious confusion that makes it hard to pay attention or think clearly. Older adults are more likely to become delirious than younger people are.